Thanks guys I appreciate the info ,it is not my desire to make my own path when the path is already paved and I really appreciate people like you two that have paved the way it is a privilege to get advice from you guys. my problem is the materials are not always readily available. I talked to my local concrete experts (Border supply) about vitro pozzolans and they acted like I was speaking Chinese . For me to order the vitro minerals from expessions it is $30 a bag and $50 in shipping for one bag. I work and live in a spiritual community that is a nonprofit organization so as much as I would love to go out on a shopping spree it is not always realistic for me. Don't get me wrong every part of my work does not revolve around money nothing in my community does but the world we live in definitely does . My work is labor of love I am a contractor but I donate %100 percent of the proceeds to my intentional community ,it is a beautiful thing.
Actually remik I am a human being I don't claim to be a democrat, republican, liberal ,communist, nor do I claim a religion. When you claim to be a Christian Buddhist Catholic or any other fundamentalist you automatically have a outlook as if you have a bigger picture than anyone else. I don't claim to have a all encompassing picture and know I am not a agnostic either. My goal is not to be cheap and I am not trying to eliminate ingredients from this mix but as I said this is uncharted water for me. My goal is to have a good understanding of all trades in that I believe there is truth in all religions and politics and if I can take the truth and apply it I will have a more full life, as if I can take the truths from as many aspects of building ,art, architecture ,engineering and anything else I can think of in this arena I will be able to produce a paradigm shift in building and living and that my friend is true sustainability. I believe that if the planet we live on does not start shifting in this direction we will be f***** if not already. I personally would like to start building thin shelled GFRC structures and use closed cell urethane insulation on the exterior and GFRC on the interior for radiant mass and do this in free form structures .